Global Poverty and Development

Poverty in developing countries is a function of education, gender, and age (as in the U.S.) but also of property rights, political voice, and low levels of national income. Poverty may be reduced by increasing economic growth, improving property rights, addressing discrimination against women and girls, and improving access to education.

MBC’s minor in global poverty and development gives students the tools to understand why some countries are rich and some are poor and compare policy options for increasing incomes and opportunities in the developing world.

Global poverty and development is available as a minor.